Student and Academic Life

UK Men’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Recognition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2020) — University of Kentucky men’s tennis earned 2020 All-Academic Team recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), while Parth Aggarwal, Kevin Huempfner, Heman Nama and Jonathan Sorbo were named ITA Scholar-Athletes for their individual work in the classroom. 

To qualify for ITA All-Academic Team status, a program must have a team GPA of 3.2 or better for the 2019-20 academic year. ITA Scholar-Athletes require an individual GPA of at least 3.5. 

Kentucky was one of 186 Division I programs to earn an ITA All-Academic Team distinction and one of 12 recipients from the Southeastern Conference. Aggarwal, Huempfner, Nama and Sorbo were four of 979 ITA Scholar-Athletes from around the country, with 56 coming from the SEC. The Wildcats tied for the sixth-most individual honorees in the conference. 

Aggarwal, Huempfner and Sorbo joined César Bourgois and Ying-Ze Chen on the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll on July 10. Both Nama and Sorbo will return to campus for the 2020-21 season. 

For the latest on the Kentucky men’s tennis team, follow @UKMensTennis on Twitter and Facebook, @kentuckymenstennis on Instagram, and follow along on the web at https://UKAthletics.com. 

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